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Holiday Barbecue Recipes & Resources For Turkey, Ham, Standing Rib Roast, Brining & More

Here’s a list of all the recipes and resources found here on TVWB to help you prepare the perfect holiday barbecued turkey, ham or standing rib roast. You’ll also find information for selecting and preparing these meats, how to brine a turkey and how brining works, videos on how to carve a turkey and how to tie a roast, and much more.

We’ve also got a transcript of the November 2013 tweetup with TVWB and Weber’s grill master and blogger Kevin Kolman for tips on smoking a turkey in the Weber Bullet.

Turkey

Turkey Recipes

Whole Turkey – Self-Basting: A 12-14 pound Butterball turkey seasoned with your favorite homemade or store-bought rub and cooked at high temperature.

Whole Turkey – Basic Brine: Create moist, flavorful turkey through the miracle of brining, followed by high-temperature roasting in the WSM.

Whole Turkey – Brined Buttervall Self-Basting: Yes, you CAN brine a Butterball self-basting turkey. This article shows how to barbecue one in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Whole Turkey – Apple Brine: Smoking an apple juice brined whole turkey in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. Our most popular barbecued turkey recipe ever!

Whole Turkey – Honey Brine: For the holidays, honey-brined whole turkey smoked to perfection on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Whole Turkey – Salted: Salted whole turkey smoked to perfection in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Butterflied Turkey – Salted: A butterflied whole turkey, salted overnight and smoked to perfection in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Turkey Breast – Bone-in: Smoking a whole, bone-in turkey breast on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Turkey Breast – Boneless & Skinless: Boneless, skinless turkey breast smoked to perfection on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Turkey Breast – Central Texas Style: Put a Texas spin on boneless, skinless turkey breast with this recipe featuring salt, pepper, and lots of butter. Inspired by Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas.

Turkey Selection & Preparation: Everything you need to know to select and prepare turkey for barbecuing on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. Learn about turkey terminology, quantity to buy, food safety, preparation, cooking temps, carving, and more.

All About Brining: A simple solution of salt, water, and other seasonings adds flavor and improves the moisture content of lean meats.

Video: Turkey Carving Demo: How to quickly carve a turkey by removing the breast in a single piece and then slicing across the grain.

Transcript: Turkey Chat With TVWB & Weber’s Kevin Kolman – November 2013: Transcript of a November 2013 smoked turkey tweetup featuring TVWB and Weber’s Kevin Kolman, sponsored by Weber Grills. All your questions about barbecuing a holiday turkey in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker are answered!

Countdown To Thanksgiving: 30 Tips For Your Best Thanksgiving Ever: A daily countdown of thirty Thanksgiving tips to help you achieve your best Thanksgiving celebration ever.

Ham after heating in WSMHam Recipes

Whole Ham – Mustard & Whiskey Glazed: Smoking a whole, partially cooked ham with a mustard and whiskey glaze on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Spiral-Sliced Ham: Smoking a spiral-sliced ham on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Half Ham – Apricot & Mustard Glazed: Smoking a half ham with apricot and whole-grain mustard glaze in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Ham Selection & Preparation: Learn about the various types of ham and terminology such as shank end, water added, and ready to cook.

Roast goes into the WSMStanding Rib Roast Recipes

Prime Rib – Herb Crusted: USDA Prime beef coated with a garlicky herb paste, roasted to perfection at high temperature in the WSM.

Standing Rib Roast – Montreal Rub: Beef rib roast seasoned with Worcestershire and Montreal Steak Seasoning on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Standing Rib Roast – Dry Aged: How to dry age a beef rib roast for smoking on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Standing Rib Roast – Salt & Pepper: How to cook a whole, 7-bone standing rib roast on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Standing Rib Roast Selection & Preparation: Learn how to select the best cut of rib roast and prep it for barbecuing on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Video: How To Tie A Roast: Knowing how to tie the right knot is the key to a well-tied standing rib roast.

Cross-section view of finished beef tenderloinBeef Tenderloin Recipes

Beef Tenderloin – Salt & Pepper: Trimming and smoking a whole beef tenderloin with a simple kosher salt and black pepper rub in the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Video: Preparing A Whole Beef Tenderloin: A high-speed video showing how to trim and tie a whole beef tenderloin in preparation for barbecuing.

Other Resources

Holiday Gift Guide For Barbecuing & Grilling Enthusiasts: Great holiday gift ideas for the barbecuing and grilling fan in your life…or for “self-gifting”!

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